Almost 500 Taliban prisoners tunnel to freedom

(SMH) Almost 500 Taliban prisoners have escaped from Kandahar prison in southern Afghanistan through a tunnel hundreds of metres long, officials say. The Taliban said it was behind the huge jail break and that all of those who escaped were members of the militant Islamist organisation. “A tunnel hundreds of metres long was dug from the south of the prison into the prison and 476 political prisoners escaped last night,” said prison director General Ghulam Dastageer Mayar. read more

This was last week–now this week Osama bin Laden is dead? Keep those Hollywood scripts coming, Pentagon director.